Louis-Sébastien Mercier - Songes philosophiques - 1768

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Louis-Sébastien Mercier - Songes philosophiques - 1768
Filosofie, Literatuur - Aantal: 1 - Boek

Louis-Sébastien Mercier (6 June 1740 – 25 April 1814) was a French dramatist and writer. He wrote plays, pamphlets, and novels and published prodigiously. Mercier often recycled passages from one work to another and expanded on essays he had already written. His keen observations on his surroundings and the journalistic feel of his writing meant that his work remained riveting despite the nature of its composition. "There is no better writer to consult," the historian Robert Darnton writes, "if one wants to get some idea of how Paris looked, sounded, smelled, and felt on the eve of the Revolution."

The most important of his miscellaneous works are the utopian novel 'L'An 2440, rêve s'il en fut jamais' (1770), 'L'Essai sur l'art dramatique' (1773), 'Le Tableau de Paris' (1781–1788), 'Le nouveau Paris' (1799), and Songes Philosophiques'.

The book is a collection of stories including "L`Optimisme", "De l`Ame", "De la cupidité et de la vertu", "Les Lunettes", "De la Royauté et de la Tyrannie", "D`un Monde heureux", "De la Guerre", "De l`Amour", "De la Fortune et de la Gloire", "Le ruisseau Philosophique".

Unjustly forgotten, and exceedingly rare, here is the first edition of the famous work (two parts in one 12mo volume). The binding is full calf with a red leather title label and decorated spine. There is wear to the front board and head of spine (see photo) but a good copy nevertheless.

Kavelgegevens
Object
Boek
Aantal boeken
1
Onderwerp
Filosofie, Literatuur
Auteur/ Illustrator
Louis-Sébastien Mercier
Boektitel
Songes philosophiques
Staat
Zeer Goed
Publicatiejaar oudste item
1768
Druk
Eerste druk
Taal
Frans
Oorspronkelijke taal
Ja
Uitgever
Lejay (London & Paris)
Band
Leder
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